Port Washington Cemeteries

By Christopher Bain

 

Let’s focus on Port Washington cemeteries, of which there are many.  In no particular order, here is a list of  our town’s cemeteries, with the locations.

 

 

Toward the latter half of the 19th Century, the “town cemetery” was the Free Church Cemetery, overlooking Harbor Road, between the Dodge Homestead and today's Tennis Academy.  Some reports state that the old cemetery was falling into disrepair by the 1890’s.  Talk turned to the founding of a new cemetery, on the outskirts of town, on property owned by the Onderdonk family.  Several prominent businessmen, led by Charles F. Lewis, secured the property in 1900, and Nassau-Knolls Cemetery was born....  read on!

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